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Connecting a Parallel Printer to an Apple II (IIgs)

I almost gave up on this project.  It was a project meant to have been a jump-off point for a more ambitious one, but at the rate I end up working on these types of projects, I should probably scale … Continue reading

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Apple IIgs Case Mod

Ever since a tiny little power adapter for the Apple IIgs was made available by James Littlejohn, I’ve always wanted to see what I can put into that cavernous space created by the absence of the old power supply. The … Continue reading

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Remote Controlled EV3 Robot with Dual Gyro Sensors

I’m in the middle of another project involving the LEGO EV3 system.  My 11-year old has been making some inquiries about the gyro sensor that came with the EV3 Education kit.  To make the lesson more interesting, I wrote a … Continue reading

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Putting an EV3 into a Lego Technic Cruiser, Part 2

Continuing from my previous post, I was ready to put in a second EV3 motor and drive train for the rear wheels of the cruiser. The Mindstorms EV3 retail set comes with two large motors and one medium motor.  Conventionally, … Continue reading

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Putting an EV3 into a Lego Technic Cruiser

This is the first of few posts about my project in getting an EV3 brick into one of the Lego Technic retail sets. I’ve always had a Lego Mindstorms robot kit ever since Lego came out with the NXT.  Though … Continue reading

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Getting the kid started with Lego Technic and Mindstorms

Last summer, I started to teach my kid about building with Lego Technic, particularly using the EV3 Mindstorms set.  Though she had been building with non-technic Lego bricks for years now, the Technic pieces involve a different mindset, dealing more … Continue reading

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Creating an Apple IIgs GS/OS Live CD

The Apple II High-Speed SCSI card is one of my favorite peripheral cards for the Apple IIgs.  I typically install System 6.0.1 into a SCSI hard drive and use that as my boot and mass-storage drive.  Any old “SCSI” hard … Continue reading

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Explorations with Low-Powered Devices for the Apple IIe/IIgs

I recently posted my experiences with using a Bluetooth module to perform wireless ADTPro transfers with my Apple IIe.  At that time, I was powering the Bluetooth module from an AC adapter. Seeing that the Bluetooth module power adapter was … Continue reading

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Adding Wireless (Bluetooth) Support in ADTPro

It’s been months since I planned to look into adding Bluetooth support in David Schmidt’s fabulous ADTPro software.  I’ve been using ADTPro for years to transfer disk images for use in my Apple IIe using the Apple II Super Serial … Continue reading

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Updating my cable setup with the Raspberry Pi

I’ve delayed looking into the Raspberry Pi for quite some time now.  I’ve known how awesome it is, but also know that I didn’t have a lot of time to tinker around with it.  However, recent developments in late 2013 … Continue reading

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